Santa Marta

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Retiring in the north inner city parish of Aughrim Street, Diarmuid Martin plans to rest and read for now: ‘I could write my memoirs but they’d probably be banned,’ he says, with a smile. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pope Francis once quietly approached the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, in the Vatican guesthouse, the Santa Marta, at the end of an early mor(...)

Cormac Ross: ‘Colombia is home, but I’ll always be an Irishman.’

After almost 30 years in Colombia, Cormac Ross says his adoptive country has undergone monumental change, mostly for the better. “When I first arrive(...)

 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, died in 2014 at the age of 87. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

A relative of late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, was rescued from kidnappers on Monday by memb(...)

Juan Carlos Cruz, who is the key whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal,  in Rome on Tuesday for his audience with Pope Francis. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Three Chilean abuse survivors, whose allegations of a cover-up against a local bishop were described as “calumny” by Pope Francis on a visit to Chile (...)

Rufino Varela:  says the pope, in his phone call, asked for pardon in the name of the church, and said, “Rufino, you have a mission [to expose abuse]”.

Pope Francis has phoned a man in Argentina following reports the man was sexually abused by an Irish priest who was chaplain at an elite Christian Bro(...)

The Lost City consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. The entrance can  be accessed only by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle. Photograph:  Thierry Tronnel/Corbis via Getty Images

My fellow trekkers and I stand side by side looking out from our lodgings to a glorious night-time jungle scene. The dense scrub lights up like a Chri(...)

Pope Francis embraces new cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell of the US during a Consistory ceremony to install 17 new cardinals in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The issue of immigration underpinned Saturday morning’s traditionally solemn yet spectacular “Red Hat” ceremony in the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where (...)

Pallbearers bring out the coffins from the church in Las Nieves in Galicia during the Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme – the ‘corpses’ have had near-death experiences, and want to give thanks to the saint for sparing their lives. photograph: stuart abraham

Up in the bell tower a young man sounds the repique de campanas. The church bells ring. Loudly. A bassoonist fans himself with his music sheet. A cla(...)